Whether aiming for a career in Music or as part of a core music class, students at Regents enjoy an exceptional Music education. Under the umbrella of the Juilliard School’s “ Creative Classroom”, Regents provides a wealth of opportunities in the classroom for students from Early Years to those taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The curricular programme is supported by a quality co-curricular offering which, as part of the Performing Arts faculty, provides a range of ensemble, production, solo and cross-discipline projects.
Operating out of two well-resourced buildings and with access to the schools Globe Theatre, Music enjoys the chance to deliver great programmes and the opportunity to develop into the future.
Primary Music (Early Years - Year 6)
Specialist Music classes are taught to all students from Pre-Nursery to Year 6. From Nursery, the students study music through the Juilliard Nord Anglia Creative Classroom and develop keyboard and instrumental skills and cultural literacy through a selection of twelve core works of repertoire. Their learning is supported by visits from Juilliard Alumni, Juilliard Curriculum Specialists and a range of singing and performance opportunities.
A range of ensembles including orchestra, choirs, tuned percussion ensemble, rock bands and small instrumental ensembles rehearse weekly in preparation for major concerts and recitals. All students have the opportunity to study instruments privately with a group of visiting specialist teachers who deliver the Instrumental Music Programme.
Secondary School (Year 7 - Year 13)
When students join the Secondary School, the variety of music they study broadens. Year 7, for instance, will study folk music, rhythm and pulse, composition and performance. In Year 8, Jazz improvisation, Indian music and recycled themes all form part of the curriculum. In Year 9, the students tackle soundtracks and film scores, rock ‘n’ roll, Samba and much more. Students may opt to study Music at GCSE (Years 10 and 11) and again for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
The co-curricular programme which is supported by the Instrumental Tuition Scheme showcases a choir, concert band, orchestra, rock bands, a chamber orchestra and a number of other project based ensembles. Students perform regularly for school activities such as Loy Krathong, Remembrance Day, Carols by Candlelight, Chinese New Year and at assemblies.